Study Finds White Working Class Is Alienated & Pessimistic

According to recent data, the white working class was just under 50 percent in the Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey, but the number has since fallen below 48 percent. Based on the national survey on economic opportunity performed by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Economic Mobility Project on 2,000 adults in March 2011, it was found that they are the most pessimistic and alienated group in American society. These Americans increasingly feel “left behind” and do not trust that the government or business cares much about them in the midst of this recession.  One question that these people were asked was whether they expected to be better off economically in ten years than today. Two-thirds of blacks and Hispanics said yes.  Additionally, 55 percent of college-educated whites agreed.  However, only 44 percent of noncollege educated whites agreed. Read More:

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